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Discrimination

Frances Burkinshaw
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When can we say “no” to applicants and when is it discrimination? Frances Burkinshaw cuts to the chase.

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Buy-to-let lenders

Adam Walker

"The world has gone mad, says Adam Walker, as a client (with a £7m portfolio) is asked by his buy-to-let lender how much he spent, each month, having his hair cut... "

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Fraudulent deposits

Katrine Sporle

"If a tenant pays by credit card, it should put the agent ‘on notice’ that the tenant could, potentially have affordability issues.”

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Modest rental inflation in 2017

The Negotiator
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UK rents rose by an average of 1.7% in December, HomeLet data reveals, after a year of relative stability. The average rent agreed on a new tenancy in December was £907, compared…

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Selling the service angle will win more business

Adam Walker
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"Imagine, says Adam Walker, that you owned a Michelin-starred restaurant that served delicious food at £100 per head and a new McDonald’s (other brands are available) opened opposite you?"

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Rental price inflation slows

The Negotiator
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UK rents rose in November, HomeLet’s latest data shows, but rental price inflation continued to slow across much of the country.

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Happy tenancy endings

Katrine Sporle
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"Take great care with the formalities in ending a tenancy, misunderstandings can be very expensive", says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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Checking rental properties

Frances Burkinshaw
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An Englishman’s home is his castle… so, says Frances Burkinshaw, are property visits necessary or just an intrusion into tenants’ lives?

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